Supreme Court to Decide Aggregate Limits Case

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Aggregate Limit ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Supreme Court today announced that it would hear McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission,challenging the constitutionality of federal law that limits the aggregate amount of money individuals may contribute to candidates, parties, and PACs. The case does not challenge the limits on contributions to any single candidate or committee. […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United

A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United By Bradley A. Smith With these rulings, despite alarmist warnings about their consequences, voter turnout has increased, more races have been competitive, presidential nominating contests have not ended with the New Hampshire primary, and the electorate has had one of the most sustained debates about the role […]

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Daily Media Links 2/15: Center report prompts request for FEC hearing on super PACs, Obama Group Runs Afoul of IRS Rules, Its Own Promise, and more…

In the News   Wall Street Journal: A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United  By Bradley A. Smith With these rulings, despite alarmist warnings about their consequences, voter turnout has increased, more races have been competitive, presidential nominating contests have not ended with the New Hampshire primary, and the electorate has had one of the […]

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Brad Smith in WSJ on Cases to Watch

Center for Competitive Politics founder Bradley Smith will speak Saturday at the 6th Annual International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC) in Washington, DC,  Feb. 15-17. The conference is billed as a “joint celebration, training event, classroom, debate forum, networking session, and pep rally for liberty.” The Center will be exhibiting at this year’s event, which anticipates a conference-record […]

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James v. FEC Aggregate Documents

Supreme Court Related Documents : Opposition to Motion to Dismiss or Affirm (2/14/13) [PDF; 17 pages] Motion to Dismiss or Affirm (2/4/13) [PDF; 19 pages] Jurisdictional Statement (11/30/12) [PDF; 142 pages] Appeals Court (DC Circuit) Court Decisions : Designation of Judges to Serve on Three-Judge District Court (9/18/12) [PDF; 1 page] District Court (DC) Court Decisions : Order (10/31/12) [PDF; […]

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James v. FEC Opposition to Motion to Dismiss or Affirm

The case stems from the efforts of Virginia James, a private citizen, who seeks to give contributions directly to candidates up to the biennial aggregate limit of $117,000. However, federal law allows only $46,200 of that amount, in aggregate, to be given directly to candidates; the rest must be contributed to PACs and party committees. James […]

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CCP Comments on Constitutional Issues with Utah House Bill 43

The Honorable Jack R. Draxler The Honorable Ken Ivory Re:  Constitutional Issues with House Bill 43 Dear Chairman Draxler, Vice-Chair Ivory, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the legal and practical impact of the provisions contained […]

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Comments to the Montana Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129

Matt Nese, CCP’s Director of External Relations, in comments to Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129, warned that the proposal “would set a dangerous precedent allowing the government itself to define the truth or falsity of campaign speech.” The legislation seeks to amend the state’s law that regulates the truth of campaign speech after it was found unconstitutionally […]

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Plan for State to Police Speech Could be Costly, Unconstitutional

Plan for State to Police Speech Could be Costly, Unconstitutional ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Matt Nese, CCP’s Director of External Relations, in comments to Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129, warned that the proposal “would set a dangerous precedent allowing the government itself to define the truth or falsity of campaign speech.” The legislation seeks to amend the state’s law […]

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CCP Submits Comments on FEC Rulemaking on Limited Liability Partnerships

CCP Submits Comments on FEC Rulemaking on Limited Liability Partnerships [cid:5B65BA15-EBA6-427F-B6AF-E513DF83706B] ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments today on the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 12-80: Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).   Currently, if an LLP makes a contribution, that contribution counts against the individual limits of the LLP’s partners. The […]

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